CD was frustrated by the delay [in producing index for Variation], but was quite mollified by WSD's note; is sorry the work turned out so badly for him.
My dear Sir
- f1 5783.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. S. Dallas, 15 January 1868.
- f2 5783.f2See letter from W. S. Dallas, 8 January 1868.
- f3 5783.f3On the delay in finishing the index of Variation, see the letter to J. D. Hooker, 6 January  and n. 11.
- f4 5783.f4The publisher of Variation was John Murray.